- Stuttered as a young child.
- Performed in the Philip Glass opera White Raven at age 6.
- Sang with the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus from age 9 to 11.
- Dropped out of high school at 16.
- Received the Chopard Trophy for male Revelation of the Year at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.
- Plays drums and sings in the band Sons of an Illustrious Father.